flattery designed to gain favor
Syn: ↑blarney, ↑soft soap, ↑sweet talk
Derivationally related forms: ↑coax, ↑blarney (for: ↑blarney)
Hypernyms: ↑flattery
pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade (Freq. 2)

a coaxing and obsequious voice


her manner is quiet and ingratiatory and a little too agreeable

Syn: ↑ingratiatory
Similar to: ↑persuasive

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  • coaxing — coax ing adj. 1. p. pr. of {coax}; as, the boys coaxing voices. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade; as, bending in coaxing postures over the guns. Syn: ingratiatory. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coaxing — Coaxing. См. Искусственное повышение. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • coaxing — index instigation, persuasion, persuasive, seduction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Coaxing — Coax Coax (k[=o]ks; 110), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coaxed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coaxing}.] [Cf. OE. cokes fool, a person easily imposed upon, W. coeg empty, foolish; F. coquin knave, rogue.] To persuade by gentle, insinuating courtesy, flattering, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coaxing — adjective /kəʊksɪŋ/ Serving to coax …   Wiktionary

  • coaxing — n. blarney, flattery intended to gain favor kəʊks v. tempt, entice; wheedle, patiently persuade …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coaxing — n wheedling, cajolery, blarney, beguile ment, charm, inveiglement; urging, entreaty, importunity, imploring; persuasion, palaver, Inf. sweet talk, Inf. soft soap, Inf. honeyed words, Sl. line, Sl. snow job; humoring, jollying, pandering to,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • coaxing — See: coax …   English dictionary

  • half-coaxing — adj.; half coaxingly, adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • half-coaxing — adj.; half coaxingly, adv …   Useful english dictionary

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